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1. Boris Johnson will push Joe Biden to delay US withdrawal from Afghanistan
Boris Johnson will on Tuesday personally ask Joe Biden for a delay to the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.
The Prime Minister will put the US president on the spot in front of world leaders at an emergency G7 meeting, after attempts by both Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace to ask the same of their US counterparts fell on deaf ears. Read the full story.
2. Flu jabs could fail this winter due to Covid emergency, experts warn
The flu jab may fail to protect people this winter, vaccine makers fear, because global Covid surveillance prevented laboratories gathering sufficient data on the dominant variants.
Health experts were already concerned that coronavirus restrictions had left people with little natural immunity to influenza, but now they fear the vaccine may also be mismatched to the circulating virus. Read the full story.
3. Medical students seek permission for sex work to pay for tuition fees
Trainee doctors have urged the British Medical Association (BMA) to work with universities to “recognise” and “support” students working in the sex industry.
The trade union’s student wing has put forward a motion which is due to be debated at the BMA’s annual conference next month which says that the pandemic has “forced student sex workers into more risky situations”. Read the full story.
4. It’s fine to be a Nimby, says Government’s housing adviser
People shouldn’t “condemn” Nimbys for having “emotional” responses to new homes being built on their doorstep, a senior adviser to Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has said.
Nicholas Boys Smith told a Bright Blue think tank seminar that a “human response” to new homes was natural, adding that “no one should condemn anyone for that”. Read the full story.
5. Matchstick maestro adds to his model fleet thanks to Telegraph readers’ generosity
After 72 years making intricate matchstick models of military ships, Philip Warren was running out of raw materials.
But after the 90-year-old from Dorset appeared in The Telegraph appealing for more wooden matchboxes, his life’s work was saved by generous readers – and he has added three brand new model warships to his collection, currently on exhibition in Weymouth. Read the full story.
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